David Korins


Photos/Video:: Mark Ryan Anderson


It is Americana Week at Sotheby’s where craftsmanship and history from the Colonial era thru the 20th Century is being celebrated featuring a Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts.


David Korins, Tony-nominated set designer for Hamilton the musical and the recently-opened Dear Evan Hansen – among his many other accomplishments – serves as Creative Director for Sotheby’s Americana Week. David has designed a multi-floor installation in the New York headquarters, responding to the centuries of American history and craftsmanship on view, which opened to the public on January 11 – Hamilton’s 260th Birthday!


Korins says “when you see these letters, you feel more proud to be an American and feel the life blood of our country building up inside  . . .”


A lock of Alexander Hamilton’s hair-estimate $15K to $25K, accompanied by signed letter from Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton


Press was invited for photos and interviews and Theater Pizzazz was on the pulse of it all with Mark Ryan Anderson who had this to say: “The awe-inspiring amount of historical fascinations at David Korins’s well-curated exhibit are outdone only by the beautiful, small sentimentality of their contents. From an oaken desk to the single-page letters of Hamilton’s shortest correspondences – these fractions of history string a web of early Americana in a most immense way.”


Sotheby’s  1334 York Avenue

AUCTIONS: Sotheby’s New York
18 – 21 January 2017